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    ing in the Midlands

    Hello. Yesterday I was reading a text about the present progressive and at some point it said that in some parts of England, and particularly in the Midlands, the ending ing was pronunced differently than in the South. The text was supposed to provide the phonetics of that particular way of producing the continuous form but that part hadn't been printed, I suppose because they didn't use a phonemic typewriter, they didn't have the appropriate font of for whatever reason.

    The result was that I couldn't understand what they meant. Could you tell me if the ing ending is produced in a different way in that part of England?

    Thank you in advance,
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    Re: ing in the Midlands

    In some BrE dialects, /ɪŋ/ is pronounced as /ɪŋg/, so that 'finger' and 'singer' are pronounced identically after the first phoneme. The -ing form of the verb is therefore sometimes pronounced as /ɪŋg/, rather than the standard /ɪŋ/

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    Re: ing in the Midlands

    Thank you, fivejedjon. Greta.

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